Pingu Digs a Hole is the third episode of the fifth season. It was written by Dave Ingham.


Fresh snow fell again during the night and has buried Pingu's dad's tractor sledge. Once Dad has dug the tractor sledge and gone to work, Pingu takes over the shovel and starts digging a hole in the ground. He starts digging outside the front door just as Mum comes out to put the washing on the line. She does not see Pingu's hole through her wash basket and she falls in. She lands with her head in the wash basket and comes out with a towel over it. While Mum still has face covered, Pingu slips quietly away to dig a hole somewhere else.

As Pingu looks for somewhere else to dig his hole, he meets up with Robby standing on top of a hillock and the two of them dig the hole together. They then dig a long running tunnel, which above the ground makes a long running hill. The hill runs past a fishmonger's market stall and swallows up one of his crates into the ground. The fishmonger walks foward and stands on top of the hill to see where his crate went and he falls through the ground too.

Later that day, Dad comes home to take the family on a picnic. Mum is quick to lay blame on Dad leaving the hole outside the front door, but he assures her that he had not done. Dad picks up the picnic basket and all three set off to find Pingu. As Mum and Dad call for Pingu, Pinga suddenly realises that she is being chased by a long hill. She tries to run away from it, but she is not fast enough and she ends up getting carried away on it unbeknownst to her parents. Soon she falls off and they set up the picnic. Then Pingu and Robby dig the tunnel under the rug and the whole picnic falls into the ground. Pingu and Robby then pop up out of the ground, followed by the angry fishmonger who tells Mum and Dad what happened.

Pingu and Robby fill in the tunnel and rescue the fishmonger's missing crate of fish. The Fishmonger then gives them a fish each as a reward for making up for their mistakes. To avoid the picnic falling down anymore holes, Pingu's family decide to have the picnic indoors. As Pingu tucks into his fish, they all laugh over the adventure they had that day with Pingu's tunnel being dug right under their beaks.



  • Pingu's Igloo
  • Pingu's Shed



Pingu Episodes
Season 1
Hello, Pingu · Pingu Looks After the Egg · The New Arrival · Pingu Goes Fishing · Pingu Delivers the Mail · Jealousy · Hide and Seek · Lost Baby · Pingu Plays Fish Tennis · Barrel of Fun · Ice Hockey · Pingu and Pinga Stay Up · Skiing · Pingu Runs Away · Building Igloos · Music Lessons · Pingu's Ice Cave · Sledging · Little Accidents · School Time · Grandpa is Ill · Pingu's Circus · Pingu and the Barrel Organ · Noise · Pingu and Pinga at Home · Pingu's Dream
Season 2
Pingu at the Doctor's · Pingu's Admirer · Pingu and the Seagull · Pingu Goes Ice Surfing · Pingu's First Kiss · Pingu's Curling Game · Pingu the Icicle Musician · Pingu the Chef · Pingu's Family Celebrate Christmas · Pingu Goes Away · Pingu the Photographer · Pingu's New Kite · Pingu and the Many Packages · Pingu the Conjurer's Apprentice · Pingu's Birthday · Pingu at the Funfair · Pingu the Babysitter · Pingu Cannot Lose · Pingu and the Game of Fish · Pingu Gets a Bicycle · Pingu's Visit to the Hospital · Pingu on the School Excursion · Pingu and Pinga at the Kindergarten · Pingu and the Strangers · Pingu Helps His Mother · Pingu Builds a Snowman
Season 3
Pingu Goes Cross Country Skiing · Pingu's Museum Visit · Pingu's Grandpa Comes to Stay · Pingu's Long Journey · Pingu Pretends to be Ill · Pingu the Painter · Pingu's Trick · Pingu and the Mother Bird · Pingu Quarrels With His Mother · Pingu and the Message in a Bottle · Pingu Has an Idea · Pingu Breaks a Vase · Pingu and the Paper Plane · Pingu Takes Revenge · Pingu Makes a Mistake · Pingu and the Toy · Pingu the Superhero · Pingu and the Fishing Competition · Pingu and the Letter · Pingu Feels Left Out · Pingu Wins First Prize · Pingu and the Ghost · Pingu and the Postcard · Pingu's Discovery · Pingu Steals · Pingu and the Lost Ball
Season 4
Pingu's Disadvantage · Pingu Refuses To Help · Pingu the Mountaineer · Pingu and the Big Fish · Pingu Shows What He Can Do · Pingu Clears the Snow · Pingu Has a Day Off · Pingu the Archer · Pingu Gets a Warning · Pingu and the Magnet · Pingu Gets Help · Pingu in Paradise · Pingu's Dangerous Joke · Pingu the Pilot · Pingu Teases Pinga · Pingu's Wish · Pingu is Curious · Pingu Gets Organised · Pingu Builds a Tower · Pingu the King · Pingu the Baker · Pingu and the Doll · Pingu Helps Grandfather · Pingu Has a Bad Day · Pingu Loses the Bet · Pingu and His Cup
Season 5
Pingu's Bouncy Fun · Pingu Finishes the Job · Pingu Digs a Hole · Pingi's Valentine Card · Pingu Wants to Fly · Pingu's Windy Day · Pinga's Lost Rabbit · Pingu's Moon Adventure · Pinga Sleepwalks · Pingu the Snowboarder · Pinga has Hiccups · Like Father Like Pingu · Pingu's Ice Sculpture · Pinga's Balloon · Pingu and the Knitting Machine · Pingu's Balancing Act · Pingu Gets Lost · Pingu and Pinga Go Camping · Stinky Pingu · Pingu and the Band · Pingu and the Snowball · Pingu Sticks Up · Pingu and the Doorbell · Pingu Plays Tag · Pingu's Pancakes · Pingu's Bedtime Shadows
Season 6
Pingu's Sledge Academy · Pingu and the Hose · Pottery Pingu · Pingu and the Litter · Mother's New Hat · Poor Pinga · Pinga in a Box · Pingu and the Present · Pingu and the Toyshop · Pingu and the Paper Mache · Sore Tummy Pingu · Pingu Gets Carried Away · Pingu and the School Pet · Pampering Pingu · Green-Eyed Pingu · Pingu Wraps Up · Pingu and the Fish Flute · Pingu Boogaloo · Pingu and the Daily Igloo · Pingu and the Rubberband Plane · Pingu and the Braces · Pingu's Big Catch · Pingu and the New Scooter · Pingu and the Paint · Pingu Makes a Big Splash · Pingu and the Abominable Snowman
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